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broadway partners 60ghz mesh wireless

11th October, 2019 (7 Comments)

Good news for residents in the tiny rural Monmouthshire (Wales) village of Llanddewi Rhydderch. Broadway Partners (UK ISP Broadway Broadband) has informed ISPreview.co.uk that all homes within their local pilot network coverage should now be able to take a true 1Gbps capable ultrafast broadband connection.

broadway partners tv whitespace tvws uk broadband

1st October, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Monmouthshire County Council in Wales has today confirmed that the £155k rollout contract for a new “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) network, which aims to cover around 480 premises in remote rural areas, has been awarded to UK Fixed Wireless Access ISP Broadway Partners (Broadway Broadband).

alltwalis_windfarm

27th September, 2019 (2 Comments)

The UK division of Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, Statkraft, has confirmed that they’re conducting feasibility studies into the idea of building superfast Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband ISP networks on their future wind farms in Scotland, which could be used to improve coverage in remote rural areas.

united kingdom map and broadband cable mobile

17th September, 2019 (20 Comments)

Ofcom has published a Summer 2019 update to their Connected Nations report, which reveals that “full fibre” (FTTP) UK broadband coverage has risen to 8% (up from 7% four months ago) and the number of premises unable to get 10Mbps+ has declined from 619,000 to 578,000. Geographic 4G mobile cover remains at 66%.

wind farm photo by tim foster on unsplash

17th September, 2019 (3 Comments)

The Brenig Wind Farm – Llyn Brenig – in Denbighshire (North Wales, UK) has begun to accept bids for a new community benefit fund, which will offer £147,200 per annum in total for up to 25 years to help support community projects for improved rural transport, social services and faster broadband connectivity etc.

wales uk development

16th September, 2019 (2 Comments)

The Monmouthshire County Council in Wales has posted a new contract notice, which proposes to help fund a new 30Mbps+ capable superfast broadband ISP network that would serve around 480 premises in rural parts of the county (focusing on areas around the towns of Abergavenny, Pontypool and Usk – north of Newport).

telegraph pole high engineer

16th September, 2019 (12 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has quietly made a small but important change to LOT 1 (North West Wales) of their £22.5m Phase 2 “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) roll-out contract with BT (Openreach), which so far as we can tell appears to replace the hybrid fibre FTTC deployment areas with ultrafast “full fibre” FTTP.

virgin media project lightning rollout wrexham

15th September, 2019 (7 Comments)

The Offa Community Council in Wrexham (Wales) is to lodge a complaint with the main town council after local residents in several areas complained about Virgin Media’s “terrible” street works, which had been left like a “snails tail” and some driveways were inaccessible for over a week.

openreach-cymru-wales-board

13th September, 2019 (7 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has today established a new Cymru Wales Board, whose members include engineers and support staff from across the country. The board’s primary purpose will be to provide guidance and direction to the organisation, not least to help its rollout of FTTC and FTTP broadband ISP networks.

Plaid cymru logo - the party of wales uk

6th September, 2019 (2 Comments)

The Party of Wales (Plaid Cymru) appears to expecting a general election soon as they’ve recently set out a new – if somewhat familiar – three-point plan, which primarily aims to “eradicate Wales of broadband not-spots by 2025.” Sadly they neglect to define what “broadband” means, in terms of either speed or technology.

tutela_uk_mobile_network_testing_map_2019

4th September, 2019 (12 Comments)

Crowdsourced data analysis firm Tutela has today published their annual 2019 State of Mobile Networks report for the United Kingdom, which among other things found that you’ll get the fastest 3G and 4G mobile broadband download speeds in Scotland (median average of 14.6Mbps). Overall EE delivered the best operator scores.

wales uk map

3rd September, 2019 (8 Comments)

A hint of progress is in the air as the Welsh Government (WG), Openreach (BT) and Building Digital UK (DCMS) programme are continuing their efforts to find a solution for the “stranded assets” problem, which reflects thousands of premises on unfinished (part-built) “fibre broadband” (FTTC and FTTP) deployments in Wales.

spectrum_internet_logo

27th August, 2019 (6 Comments)

Welsh ISP Spectrum Internet has informed that, in-between appointing some new executives, they have now made their Openreach (BT) based FTTC and FTTP broadband packages available to order across the United Kingdom (availability allowing). Previously these were only offered to parts of South West England and Wales.

wildanet

22nd August, 2019 (0 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) ISP Wildanet, which is working to extend their broadband network to remote rural premises in parts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and possibly South Wales, has announced a new strategic partnership with the Connectus Group in order to support new IP services for businesses in Cornwall.

llanddewi rhydderch broadband

6th August, 2019 (2 Comments)

Homes in the rural Monmouthshire (Wales) village of Llanddewi Rhydderch may soon be connected to a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband ISP network from Broadway Partners, which initially promised to deploy a “Gigabit” speed wireless network but ended up connecting locals at 30Mbps.

pembrokeshire uk rural county council image

5th August, 2019 (2 Comments)

The Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro) council in South West Wales has revealed the outline of a new plan that aims to help spread the availability of ultrafast “full fibre” broadband connectivity across rural parts of the county, which among other things includes a £2m investment to boost existing voucher schemes and a LFFN bid.

angry uk internet user

22nd July, 2019 (2 Comments)

The Citizens Advice agency has today been tentatively labelled as the “preferred option” by the UK Government to take on the new independent role of “consumer advocate,” which among other things will be given the task of tackling “unfair” practices within the UK telecoms market (broadband ISPs and mobile operators).

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